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FOX News
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
. >> ultimately responsibility of love for the church. >> pope benedict was a great pope and he followed in some big shoes and i think he did a beautiful job. >> but the announcement a shock to many. and now the catholic church must find its next leader. >> maybe they need somebody younger. a breath of fresh air. >> maybe it will be a chance for the church to regenerate. might ultimately be a good thing. >> bill: tonight, the possible frontrunners for the job and what we now know about the pope's decision to resign but we begin with today's stunning announcement that the pope is stepping down. i'm bill hemmer in tonight for shepard smith. the news reportedly came as a shock even to many at the vatican. after nearly 8 years on the job, pope benedict xvi will resign at the end of this month. his final day february 28th. the pope released a statement which reads in part that the governor the church quote both strength of mind and body are necessary strength which in the last few months have deteriorated in me to the extent that i have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministr
FOX News
Feb 27, 2013 4:00pm PST
that played a key role in the civil rights movement. final farewell. pope benedict the xvith holding his last weekly public audience. [ applause ] crowd estimated at 150,000 people. benedict spoke last time as pope. he reflected on 8 years as pontiff. difficulties when he said it seemed like the lord was sleeping. tomorrow he becomes the first pope since 1415 to resign. 115 cardinals will elect the next pontiff, the archbishop of new york. timothy cardinal dolland left yesterday to attend the conclave in rome. jonathan, this seemed to be a bittersweet day for the pope. >> it certainly did, shep. he talked about both the joys and burdens of being pope. he sound relieved at times that he is now stepping down. he almost seemed to almost enjoy a kind of victory lap in the so-called pope mobile saying a final farewell to some of those who had gathered to see him. for a pope who has been known more for his prophecy speeches, today was much more personal, listen. >> deep regret and sustains support and prayers so many of you not only in rome but >> and both the joys and burdens that the pope talked
FOX News
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
at the crack of dawn this morning, had no idea this was coming. the vatican now confirms pope benedict the xvith hit his head pretty hard during a trip to mexico last year. we just learned of this today. the a spokesman says it didn't effect his decision to resign. italian newspaper reports the pope hit his head when he got up in a middle of the night in a room in mexico. reportedly left blood in his hair, on his wed sheets and on the carpet below. his skull cap hid the injury and it didn't become public at all until now. the vatican newspaper reports pope benedict actually made the decision to resign after that trip. he is stepping down at the end of this month. here at home the only thing worse for our economy would be a major war that's what one senate democrat said today about automatic spending cuts set to kick in two weeks from tomorrow. republican leaders don't like the idea either. it's the fallout from the fiscal cliff deal which only delayed the cuts until march the 1st. if lawmakers can't cut a new deal. $85 billion from defense and domestic programs. that would mean tempora
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